Plymouth County

Pvt. Bernard Beaubien




Westfield: (By Special Correspondent)

Pfc. John Beaubien of the U.S. Marine Corps, who returned to the United States on October 23, 1944, after spending two years in the South Pacific, left here for Hastings, Neb., after a 30-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Beaubien. He is credited with taking part in seven battles. He also has three brothers in the service: Seaman 2c Philip Beaubien in Hawaii, Pvt. Bernard Beaubien in Camp Robinson, Armand Beaubien with the combat engineers in France.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, January 22, 1945


Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Beaubien, of Westfield, have been honorably discharged from the service and the family has celebrated the happiest Christmas in many years. All four of the sons served overseas and it has been four years since they were all home.

Chief Petty Officer Philip Beaubien, 31, arrived home Tuesday morning after 20 months service in the Pacific. Bernard Beaubien, 27, was discharged November 7 after 18 months in the glider and airborne infantry. He was overseas from March to September 1945 and has been awarded the Good Conduct medal, Infantry badge, European Theatre ribbon, and two battle stars.

John Beaubien, 23, served 39 months with the Marines of which 29 months were spent on Guadalcanal, and 19 months aboard the USS Indiana. He has seven battle stars and two presidential unit citations. He was discharged September 26.

Armand Beaubien, 21, was in the service for three years and spent two years and four months in Europe and participated in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily and Italy and the invasion of France in August 1945. He served with the 11th Combat Engineers in Germany and Austria. He has the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European theatre medal, with one silver combat star, the Bronze Arrowhead and four overseas bars. He received his discharge November 9 at Fort Sheridan, Ill.

All agree on one thing, there is no place like the good ole United States.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, December 25, 1945